Soap Maker

 The Local Bottega - Soap Maker

Are you a maker who cares deeply for clean, healthy ingredients and enjoys creating functional and beautiful items?!  The Local Bottega is looking for a soap maker to join our team to hit the ground running.  On-the-job training is provided, even if you have never made soap before!  If you are a self-starter, can take direction, be prompt, responsible, and be a positive force for good…and fun! - this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

We are a woman-owned and operated small business with a goal of promoting local crafters and makers to support and promote community-based businesses.  This is a very fun position with a lot of growth and learning opportunities.  The focus of this role is to create bath and body products for our in-house Local Bottega brand. The business is community-focused - highlighting and supporting local crafters and makers.  The brand itself is dedicated to the wellness and nurturing of the makers, their families, the community, and the environment.  We are dedicated to environmentally-conscience and environmentally-friendly products and packaging with a focus on recycling, reuse, and upcycling.  With the shift Covid has given all of us, many have tapped into their creative side and have even transitioned careers to dedicate to their passion projects and crafts.  The goal of highlighting local makers is often the crafters aren't able to, or don't want to, focus on the business side of things (marketing, sales, distribution, etc.), so this avenue can afford them the opportunity to focus on what they love - their craft.  They have a space to call 'home' to share their passion with the community.

The right candidate for this position will be able to be flexible - as small businesses employees wear a lot of different hats, take direction but also identify what needs to be done as a leader and self-starter, will be extremely organized, and a great communicator and collaborator.  Experience in making soap and/or other bath and body products is a huge plus.  If you are the right fit for the business and brand, on-the-job training is provided!  The owner will personally work with you to learn the trade of soap making, and will grow into other bath and body products.

Role requirements:

  • Successfully demonstrate independent creation of soap and other bath and body products
  • Create labels and package products
  • Effectively follow detailed processes
  • Effectively plan, execute, and clean up after every activity
  • Trustworthy and dependable.  Will require references.
  • Skilled communicator 
  • Extremely organized
  • Effective in reporting status, issues, questions
  • May require shipping functions (in-house; not delivery)
  • May require customer-facing support, communication, and functions
  • May require general retail shop/workshop support

Hours:  Starting role is Part-Time with estimated starting hours between 3-10 hours/week.  There is an opportunity to build into a Full-Time position, if things go well and if that is a desire of the team member.

Pay:  Starting hourly pay is $15-$20/hour, based upon experience.

If you feel you would be a good fit for this position, please contact Lindsay at  We are excited to hear from you!